Join the Legal Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club

Today is the anniversary of the first airing of Doctor Who, one of my favorite shows. On this day I am launching a new book club for legal professionals of all sorts (not just lawyers, mind you) to read and discuss books of a Sci-Fi and/or Fantasy nature. As an initial selection, let’s read and discuss Dune by Frank Herbert. There is a poll on the site to select our first meeting date and time, which will be virtual. To join, visit https://bookclubz.com/clubs/5958204/join/a48ac1/

LG Webinar Recording – The Trademark Modernization Act

Here’s the recording of the November 10, 2021 LG Webinar I conducted on the Trademark Modernization Act:

Today, on November 17, 2021, the USPTO issued its final rule setting forth the implementation plan, which varies somewhat from what was expected:

  • The implementation date of the Act is December 18, 2021 for most procedures, with the flexible response times for Office Action responses beginning on December 1, 2022;
  • The filing fee for an expungement or a re-examination petition was set at $400 per class

The final rule can be found at https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2021-24926.

Register for LG Webinar – How The Trademark Modernization Act will Affect Everyone

On November 10, 2021, at 12:00 PM, we invite you to attend an LG Webinar presented by Kevin Thompson entitled “How the Trademark Modernization Act Will Affect Everyone.” The Trademark Modernization Act was signed on December 27, 2020, and will be implemented by December 27, 2021. This 30-minute presentation will focus on the changes coming… Continue Reading

Controlling Access to Data on Apple devices when Personal Safety is at Risk

Apple has posted a support document explaining just how to check the personal privacy settings on your Apple devices. As they say: If you’d like to revisit what you share with other people, or restore your device’s original settings for any reason, this guide can help you understand what information you are sharing via your… Continue Reading

Article defending the FCC’s position on Network Neutrality

Here’s a link to a CircleID post defending the FCC’s actions towards repealing Network Neutrality, by Anthony Rutkowski: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20171121_the_fcc_is_taking_the_right_step/ The article is worth reading, and points out the way Network Neutrality was put into place was an act of folly: Nonetheless, the unfortunate attempt to assert Title II jurisdiction over “any person engaged in the… Continue Reading

Time flies

Since my last post, another Towel Day has come and gone. I’ve been enjoying the new Dirk Gently TV series, but will admit to being behind in my viewing. New episodes are taping, and I’ve still not seen the last season’s finale. <it’s next.> Sad times for a Douglas Adams fan, but also happy that… Continue Reading